Happy Constitution Day, all!
Two-hundred and twenty-three years ago today, our Founding Fathers signed the Constitution, an amazing document establishing the framework of a government like no other on the planet. If you’ve never seen A More Perfect Union, watch it – it’s a great depiction of the debates, diligence and dedication that went into the Constitutional Convention, culminating in this document. It wasn’t by happenstance, nor is it something to be taken lightly.
The Constitution is based on timeless principles. I hope that people across our great country will awaken to its value and see what could be lost so easily if we continue to apathetically stand by and let people in Washington “deal” with running the government.
Life’s busy, and politics aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. I get that.
But please, please, PLEASE, friends, make sure you’re registered to vote. Use the next six weeks to study up on the candidates and issues on the ballot in your area’s midterm elections, coming up Nov. 2. Who you vote for matters. Getting out and voting matters. Most people only turn out for the presidential elections, but it’s the people in Congress and in the state capitols who will more directly affect your lives – affect all of our lives. Get out there and take a stand. Let your voice be heard.
I like to be the type of person that forgives and forgets. I find that doing so makes my life easier, as I don’t have to remember who I’m angry at, or why I’m angry. Unfortunately, some people like to remind me that they’ve done something that I didn’t like, and even inflame my anger further by continuing to do that which bothered me in the first place. Our president has done just this. Continue reading
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There’s a Rodney Atkins song that makes me laugh every time I hear it. It starts out “The Declaration of Independence. ‘Think I could tell you that first sentence, an’ then I’m lost.” Now, if I had to guess, I’d say he means the part where it says, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, Continue reading
The shrill cry “separation of church and state!” has become so common in the public forum wherever religious beliefs intersect with the ever-advancing progressive agenda, the phrase has become sacrosanct in contemporary American politics. And, almost without fail, religious rights lose.
This worrisome trend seems rooted in an ignorance of – or willful ignoring of – the nation’s deep, indisputable religious roots Continue reading
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